Connecting to nature in NYC

photo-12I felt I needed to do a little bit of fitness today to release of some of the stress and energy  that’s been building up in my body. After doing some stretching and Pilates at home, I decided to go around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis reservoir in Central Park. As I’m minding my own business and going at a good clip along the path, a hawk flies in front of me and perches herself up on a tree. We are fortunate to have red tailed hawks in the city, and I’m always amazed and humbled when I see one so close.

I stopped in my tracks, and walked closer to her. She cocked her head at me, and we looked at each other. Her bright yellow eyes penetrated me. I stood there for a while in gratitude, and then went along my way.

To many people it may not seem like a big deal, but I have a strong connection to birds, especially birds of prey. I had a dream two nights ago where a miniature snow owl was perched on my left shoulder, and we communicated telepathically. It was a beautiful and magical dream, and funny as it may sound, I can still feel her there. To see the strength and grace of the hawk today, to gaze into her eyes, to be in the presence of such beauty, was a gift that I am truly grateful for.

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